I really enjoy calling families (usually talk to the Mom) to tell them we are sending them a grant check for their adoption. The gratitude and emotion expressed back to us many times are overwhelming. I won’t be able to recreate the experience in an email, but I want to tell you about a call Ron and I made today (Dec 4).
When she answered our phone call, Kelly was at the Atlanta airport with her son waiting to get on a flight to Kiev Ukraine to bring home her two new children. See the attached family photo; they already have 7 adopted children. We told her we were ready to send her a grant for $5,000, which is a small portion of their total adoption cost. She was so thankful, crying a little, and said she wanted to scream in the airport. She thanked me profusely, and said, “God bless you.” I said back to her, “God bless you”. And she immediately responded, “He does, all the time.”
If you want to read more about this incredible family, read their grant application cover letter here.
2019 was our biggest year so far, giving $140,000 in grants, and passing $550,000 in total grant amounts given to adoptive families – supporting 158 adopted children – since we started in 2013.
Thank you to all of our donors who make this ministry possible. Merry Christmas!